Blog Posts

Investing Cash During a Temporary Decline

Timing in investment markets is not something seasoned Financial Planners claim to do. This is not to say that it is impossible to get right on occasion, but long term, it is far more likely to achieve sub-optimal returns.

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Wealth Platform Infographic

Wealth Platform is an online resource that gives you all the tools and insights you need to digitally connect with your financial adviser and plan your financial future. Your financial information is analysed and gathered in one place to give you clarity and control. Take a look at our Wealth Platform Infographic below to find […]

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COVID-19 Market Update – 10/09/20

Markets As predicted previously, a certain amount of volatility has returned to the markets after a reasonable period of stability. Global markets fell last week as the result of a sell-off in technology stocks, which were arguably ripe for a correction.

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Meeting with Clients during COVID-19

At gpfm, the safety of our colleagues and clients is our top priority and we ensure it, not only by continuing to adhere to government guidelines but also taking every extra precaution to maintain health and safety.

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A Post-Lockdown gpfm Update: In it for the Long-Run

It is not news to anyone that COVID-19 has changed the world we live in. It has changed how we socialise, how we shop, how we travel and, of course, how we work.

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COVID-19 Market Update – 03/08/20

As predicted in the last update, the investment market has been fairly stable but is beginning to show signs of volatility with the recent announcements of the actual drop in GDP worldwide in the second quarter of 2020.

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COVID-19 Market Update – 08/07/20

In the past month, we have seen the slow release from lockdown across the world, moving from civil unrest and widespread protests, right the way through to being able to go to the pub, play golf and get a haircut.

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A Guide to the Credit Card and Personal Loan Repayment Holiday

Banks are helping those struggling to repay personal loans and credit cards, offering payment holidays of up to three months for people whose income has been affected by the lockdown, or COVID-19 in general. 

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COVID-19 Market Update – 09/06/2020

May seems to have passed in a sunny blur and we are now entering month four of restrictions.  Markets have shown remarkable resilience.  The first quarter of 2020 was the worst three-month period since records began; the second quarter has, so far, been the best quarter in more than eighty years.

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What is the Furlough Scheme and How is it Changing?

As a response to the coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing, as well as the closing of many shops and businesses, the government implemented the furlough scheme. Officially called the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, it is designed to enable employers to pay their workers during the lockdown.

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